12 Days China Gourmet Experience Tour

Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Cultural-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from on request

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Tour Feature

  Well-designed tour for a gourmet who is planning a China vacation
  Experience a unique journey to get close to and taste the featured Chinese cuisines
  An arranged cooking lesson will give away more secrets behind Chinese food
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Chengdu Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
05 Chengdu Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
06 Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum with cooking lesson
07 Chengdu Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family
08 Guangzhou Hangzhou Canton Morning Tea
09 Hangzhou West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum, Hefang Street
10 Hangzhou  Shanghai Wuzhen Water Town
11 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple; the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower; Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street; The Bund
12 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight: Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
[12:30-14:00] Have Imperial Cuisine as lunch, a famous representative of imperial served for the emperors and queens at ancient dynasties in China.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show with your guide and ask for suggestions.



Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-18:00] Peking duck dinner  will be arranged in your dinner time. Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Peking Roast Duck
Peking Roast Duck
 

Day 4Beijing  Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.
[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.
[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.


Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chengdu, on arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.


Beijing Hutong
 

Day 5Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.
[12:30-13:30] Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.
[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.



Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 6Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Sichuan Cuisine Museum
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s Sichuan Cuisine trip
[09:30-12:30] Drive to visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum, the only living theme museum in the world, displaying Sichuan cuisine culture. You will have chance to visit the Perface Hall, Collection Exhibition Hall, Interactive Presentation Hall, Tea Lounge, Temple for God of the Kitchen, Raw Material Processiong Tools and Sichuan Food Raw Materials Display Area, ect. Sichuan food cooking lessons is arranged at the museum.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at the restaurant in the museum, enjoying the traditional Sichuan food


In the afternoon, drive back to Chengdu downtown, walk around Kuaizhai Alley.

Chengdu Hotpot
Chengdu Hotpot
 

Day 7Chengdu Guangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Ocean Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, you local tour guide meet you at the airport. Then transfer to check in hotel. After a short break, we will have lunch at an authentic Canton restaurant, where offers Canton Cuisine. In the afternoon, take a visit to Dr. Sun Yetsen Memorial Hall which is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton for memorizing Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Temple of Chen Family with the famous Thousand-Buddha Pagoda standing in.


Temple of Chen Family
 

Day 8Guangzhou Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel

Get up earlier this morning, you will have chance to taste the famous Canton Morning Tea. After that, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hangzhou.

Canton Morning Tea
Canton Morning Tea
 

Day 9Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edge Lake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum, Hefang Street
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine
[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.



West Lake
 

Day 10Hangzhou Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Wuzhen Water Town
 

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Wuzhen about 2 hours, and visit Wuzhen water town. It is national 5A level scenic spots and one of the six southern towns. It is also China Top Ten town and most beautiful towns and villages with history and culture
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at local restaurant in Wuzhen for traditional Hangzhou cuisine.


In the afternoon, drive back to Shanghai and check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. And around 7:00 p.m., we will arrange you to have a Shanghai local food experience tour in Wujiang Road.


Wuzhen Water Town
 

Day 11Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple; the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower; Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street; The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walk on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night acrobatic show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.



Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 12Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
Morning visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world;today’s highlight: Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park for a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.  Have Imperial Cuisine as lunch, a famous representative of imperial served for the emperors and queens at ancient dynasties in China. After Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market before back to hotel.
 


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around. After Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. Experience Chinese tea at tea house before back to hotel. Peking duck dinner  will be arranged in your dinner time. Back to the hotel.

 

Peking Roast Duck
Peking Roast Duck
 

Day 4Beijing  Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chengdu, on arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.


Beijing Hutong
 

Day 5Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Morning pick up from hotel, then enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda.  You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park, the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. Later shopping time at Jinli Old Street, the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 6Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Sichuan Cuisine trip starts by hotel pick up. Drive to visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum, the only living theme museum in the world, displaying Sichuan cuisine culture. Sichuan food cooking lessons is arranged at the museum. Enjoy the traditional Sichuan food at the restaurant in the museum. In the afternoon, drive back to Chengdu downtown, walk around Kuaizhai Alley.

Chengdu Hotpot
Chengdu Hotpot
 

Day 7Chengdu Guangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Ocean Hotel ★★★★

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, you local tour guide meet you at the airport. Then transfer to check in hotel. After a short break, we will have lunch at an authentic Canton restaurant, where offers Canton Cuisine. In the afternoon, take a visit to Dr. Sun Yetsen Memorial Hall which is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton for memorizing Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Temple of Chen Family with the famous Thousand-Buddha Pagoda standing in.


Temple of Chen Family
 

Day 8Guangzhou Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel

Get up earlier this morning, you will have chance to taste the famous Canton Morning Tea. After that, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hangzhou.

Canton Morning Tea
Canton Morning Tea
 

Day 9Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edge Lake Hotel ★★★★

Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. Hangzhou local food is arranged as lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. You can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process at China Tea Museum. Shopping time at Hefang Street,  the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.


West Lake
 

Day 10Hangzhou Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Morning drive to Wuzhen about 2 hours, and visit Wuzhen water town. It is national 5A level scenic spots and one of the six southern towns. It is also China Top Ten town and most beautiful towns and villages with history and culture. In the afternoon, drive back to Shanghai and check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. And around 7:00 p.m., we will arrange you to have a Shanghai local food experience tour in Wujiang Road.


Wuzhen Water Town
 

Day 11Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

The city tour starts from hotel pick-up in the morning. Drive to visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.After lunch at local restaurant, Visit Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Roa, the earliest commercial street in Shanghai. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".


Yuyuan Garden
 

Day 12Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control


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